Ilana Umansky, College of Education

Ilana Umansky

Ilana Umansky

Associate Professor
Practice Areas: Education Policy, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Immigrant Students

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Ilana Umansky is an academic expert in education policy and practices as it relates to immigrant students, bilingual students and English learner students. Ilana can speak to the expansion of bilingual and dual immersion schools, learning outcomes among English learner-classified students, changes in English learner classification and reclassification policies, and education programs to support refugees and other recently-arrived immigrant students.

Recent Media: 
How can middle and high schools improve support for English learners? (K-12 Dive, June 28, 2023)
How a new high school program plans to teach English learners the language in 1 year (WWNO New Orleans Public Radio, Nov. 24, 2021)
UO and partners work to improve education for English learners (Around the O, Jan. 11, 2021)
COE research helps bilingual children find classroom success (Around the O, July 29, 2019)
Do English-Language Learners Get Stigmatized by Teachers? A Study Says Yes (Education Week, July 17, 2019)
In these bilingual classrooms, diversity is no longer lost in translation (The Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 30, 2018)
Research shows Spanish speakers take longer to learn English. Why? (National Public Radio, Sept. 15, 2017)
San Francisco’s Multilingual Schools Could Forge Path if California Measure Succeeds (San Francisco Public Press, Oct. 28, 2016)
Learning to Assimilate: In November Californians will also be voting on teaching in English (The Economist, Oct. 15, 2016)
Bilingual education has been absent from California public schools for almost 20 years. But that may soon change (Los Angeles Times, Oct. 12, 2016)
Bilingual education back on ballot 18 years after voters rejected it (Sacramento Bee, Aug. 8, 2016)